12-32mm lens noobie question

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by doogie, Jun 9, 2016.

  1. doogie

    doogie Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 9, 2016

    Just bought a 12-32mm Lumix lens, stupidly I twisted and extended it without being attached to a camera :-(

    I haven't got a camera to attach it to at the moment, I am hoping it will retract okay once connected to a M43 body and switched off again?

    I'm not used to folding pancake lenses.

  2. Danny_SWE

    Danny_SWE Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 30, 2013
    Sweden (Gothenburg)
    It is ok to twist it in the opposite direction to rectract it. It is fully manual & mechanic so that is the only way to do it.

    If I'm not missing something here :)
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  3. doogie

    doogie Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 9, 2016
    Yep didn't want to force it, it's fine now thanks :)

    Please ignore me!

    Not used to folding pancake lenses, looking forward to trying out this lens though.
  4. JensM

    JensM Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

    Mar 6, 2016
    Oslo(ish), Norway
    As screename
    You are in for treat. :)

    Also worth checking out, is its brother the 35-100mm. Had both with me out today, the 12-32 on the GX8 and the 35-100 tucked away in a trouser pocket.
  5. doogie

    doogie Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 9, 2016
    I already have the Lumix 45-150mm which I really like, pretty compact, plus the Lumix 20mm, and the Olympus 45mm.

    Probably won't have a need for a 35-100mm lens.

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  6. Theo

    Theo Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 26, 2013
    Theo K.
    When I got my 12-32 I noticed it rattles when unmounted and with a light shake. It is the OIS sliding around.

    45-150 is a good compliment to 12-32 for sure. I have 40-150R. All very light weight.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Mu-43 app
  7. tc333

    tc333 Mu-43 Rookie

    Dec 25, 2015
    Love my 12-32 and its what I take on vacation along with the 45-175 and G7